Hello! I have a few questions about Case (if that couldn’t be told from the title). I’ve been accepted and am seriously considering the school. I plan on majoring in Biochemistry and pursuing the Pre-Med path. I have a lot of questions, and it would be a really great help if someone could answer just a few of them! The decision process isn’t easy.
My three major concerns—
1. There is always mention of Case’s rigorous academic workload. Could someone elaborate on that? Is it described as such because: there are so many assignments and tests from different classes to study for that it would be difficult to learn either sufficiently? The assignments are super difficult and it takes a lot to understand? A little of both or something completely different?
ESSENTIALLY: Will I be stressing so much about one class over another that I just won’t have enough time to sufficiently learn either? Unfortunately, I’m not one of the natural geniuses.
2. How often does one, per se, wake up at 4AM in the morning to study? About how many hours of free time would you have per day? (Assuming I take a reasonable amount of classes. Around 12-15 credit hours, if that’s the norm.)
3. I understand that Case is a school of rather smart individuals. Does this affect the way the professors teach? Do they skim or not elaborate upon certain areas and expect you to understand completely due to your natural intellect?
ESSENTIALLY: Do they give you a solid foundation to learn upon by explaining things well? I do understand that all schools have their share of not-so-great professors though.
4. Would you say the many of the teachers are great in their subjects and research, but not very good at teaching that to those whom the subject is new?
5. And I’ve never experienced TA’s before, but I’ve heard… things. @[email protected]
6. Are people at Case cutthroat? I’ve heard horror stories from other colleges about students who care so much about grades and competition that friends aren’t very nice.
7. Can someone explain the Greek system? All I’ve heard is that it’s not quite traditional/it is unique. (If I went Greek I’d be joining a sorority, if that makes a difference.)
1. Case wouldn’t happen to have indoor tennis courts open to clubs/intramural sports, would they? I’ve been told the weather isn’t great and it’s not exactly tennis weather.
2. Martial arts classes/clubs? I’ve taken a few classes and it would be great to continue.
Thanks! If just a few of the questions could be answered, that would be fantastic.